Fridge / Hannah Montana

Fridge Brilliance

  • In the show and the movie, Miley lies about stuff in almost every episode and never seems to permanently learn anything from it. This is probably because from the time Miley was about 12 years old she's been encouraged to lie about having two identities.
    • Essentially, she was used to always finding a way to allegorically have her cake and eat it too—to successfully, happily have the "best of both worlds" of living a normal life and the life of a teenage pop superstar. Things became so complicated and heartbreaking by the time she graduated from high school, that she had to choose between one or the other when she could no longer manipulate, scheme or negotiate her way through her personal issues, and she was hurting those she loved in the process; She couldn't have it both ways any longer.
  • Although Miley did a lot of things that made her personality seem sort of nasty, mostly in the later seasons, you have to consider this: while Hannah Montana, the sweet, innocent persona she puts up when she's being her famous self is seen to the world as this perfect human being, when she's Miley and out of the spotlight, she is more herself and we see many glimpses of her not being this sweet angel everyone makes her out to be. This can be said about every show in the past few years that has the fame concept and depicts a main character that's really famous and it can also be said about the people we see in school who look and seem so perfect when we see them in the hallway. And they may not do awful things when they're not holding up that perfect image for the moment, but they could do other things behind closed doors that society would not accept if word got out. Hannah Montana really gets us to look at the popular people this way and to not feel so insecure about ourselves.
  • Hannah Montana's fourth and final season was shot in 2010 and broadcast between 2010 and 2011, a period of time in which Miley Cyrus was in real life moving into a more mature image and sound, and hoping to transition into more adult film roles, much to the chagrin of Moral Guardians and many longtime fans. It appears that many episodes had a Reality Subtext behind them, as if what was going on in Miley Cyrus's life and career was carried over to Miley Stewart's life and career, too. For example, one episode deals with Hannah experimenting with a new sound after going through writer's block and needing one more song for her next album. After she and Lilly hold a "focus group" to audition the new song, she finds out her fans dislike it (a funky, hip-hop/techno-dance song called "Gonna Get This") and want her to stay the same. Robby Ray suggests that Miley ultimately has to make herself happy, even if a few fans disapprove of her directions. Iyaz enters the studio, encourages her to keep the song, and records it with her as a duet.

Fridge Horror

  • In one episode Lilly falls in love with one of her guy friends, but believes he won't like her as a Tomboy. So she asks Miley for help whom gladly dolls her up. But in the end when she confesses, he says he likes her too, as the tomboy she is but her becoming all girly made him feel like she wasn't the girl he fell in love with anymore. Now that is a wonderful thing for little kids to learn, if you have to remove traits you find impotrtant of yourself for them to "like" you again, run away as far from them as possible. But the reason it's here, on fridge horror is that... her Best Friend... Miley... really wanted her to change right away and was really upset when she didn't. Miley is the main character... the one kids are supposed to look up to the most... making this a Broken Aesop.
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